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Rust and Bone by Craig Davidson
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Apr 16, 10

Read in January, 2009

An outstanding collection of short stories!

"Rust and Bone" is everything that it is hyped up to be, from all good reviews here on Amazon.com, to the praise on the front cover from Chuck Palahniuk (author of "Fight Club"), to the praise on the back cover from Bret Easton Ellis (author of "American Psycho).

There are eight excellent stories in the book, a few related by the most minor factors. The story topics range from boxing, magic, dog fighting, a repo man, a basketball prodigy, a aquarium show whale rider, to a hardcore sex addict!

the stories:

Rust and Bone (4/5 stars)
The Rifleman (4/5 stars)
A Mean Utility (5/5 stars, gut wrenching stuff, an eye opener)

Rocket Ride (5/5 stars)
On Sleepless Roads (5/5 stars)

Friction (5/5 stars, the story about the sex addict, this story is everything Chuck Palahniuk's book "Snuff" should have been (sorry Chuck), the only "funny" story in the book)

Life in the Flesh (4/5 stars)

The Apprentice's Guide to Modern Magic (5/5 stars, longest story in the book, great writing with a strong finish)

Craid Davidson is a great writer, I recommend this book to anyone who likes short stories that keep you on the edge of your seat!
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Katie Mcsweeney It's actually good for people who hate short stories too. Well worth the read!


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